Data Analytics

People

CX profile: Building IAG's customer smarts

There’s a joke in the English town of Norwich that everyone either works in a church, in a pub, or in the insurance industry. Luckily for the customers of IAG, Julie Batch’s family worked in insurance, and instilled in her a set of values she has carried through to her current role as chief customer officer.

Digital Marketing

Why Nike sunk its teeth into data analytics firm Zodiac

US-based Nike says its acquisition of data analytics firm, Zodiac, is aimed at bolstering digital capabilities and accelerating its Consumer Direct Offense strategy to serve consumers faster and more personally at scale.

Digital Marketing

What machine learning has done for the Virgin Velocity program

Applying machine learning to the Virgin Velocity Frequent Flyers program has already seen communication effectiveness increase by 10 per cent and given teams the ability to apply advanced analytics at 10 times the pace, its data analytics chief says.

Digital Marketing

eHarmony: How machine learning is leading to better and longer-lasting love matches

Once upon a time, meeting a partner online was not seen as conducive to a happily ever after. In fact, it was seen as a forbidden forest. However, in the modern age of time poor, stressed-out professionals, meeting someone online is not only seen as essential, it can also be considered to be the more scientific way to go about the happy ending.

Leadership

Report: Analytics maturity key to success

Higher analytics maturity correlates with higher financial performance, company performance and brand reputation according to a fresh industry report.

Leadership

How agility has transformed data and analytics at ANZ

Two years ago, the data and analytics team was seen as a backwater cost centre within ANZ, a silo to be trimmed when needed that was offering little observable value to anyone. On top of this, the employee NPS score with the team was measured at minus 48, a dire position for any business that relies on its people to deliver customer experience.

Digital Marketing

ANZ puts dollars behind Data Republic

​ANZ Bank has become the latest strategic investor into data sharing market place, Data Republic, under a new partnership aimed at lifting the banking institution’s data insights game.

Digital Marketing

CMO roundtable: How machines will make or break your customer engagement success

There aren’t too many Aussie marketers right now who aren’t trying to connect the experience dots and turn their customer acquisition craftsmanship into retention and advocacy. To get there, however, there’s a growing complexity of digital channels to navigate, increasing swathes and types of data to stitch together, and ever-rising consumer expectations to contend with.

Measurement & Analytics

What's driving the rise of text analytics and its role in CX

When Norman Peledeau first began developing text analytics software 20 years ago, he could barely get a meeting with potential commercial clients. Now he finds himself at the helm of a company developing one of the essential tools of the social media age.

Digital Marketing

How Telstra is applying machine learning to marketing mix modelling

Understanding the impact and optimal combination of marketing and media tactics for success is an increasingly complicated task for marketing functions. It’s even more difficult if you want to interpret the data in a quick enough timeframe to optimise, pivot or swap out marketing programs while they’re still in-market. But this is exactly what Telstra is becoming able to do thanks to a new marketing mix modelling approach based on machine learning, rolled out in June.

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Blog Posts

Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

Gabrielle Dolan

Business storytelling leader

You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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